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Andrew Bynum's behavior concerned Cavs

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06:36 AM ET 12.29 | It appears that the team had been concerned for some time about a pattern of behavior from Andrew Bynum and whether he was fully committed to basketball. NBA sources said the straw that broke the camel's back occurred on Friday at practice when an obviously disinterested Bynum took some wild shots that angered coaches and teammates, continuing what had become a trend. One NBA source denied a rumor that Bynum had cussed at Mike Brown. At any rate, the team elected to suspend Bynum at that point and he did not accompany the team to Boston.

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December 29, 2013  08:40 AM ET

Come on gilbert-
man up and send him home, then keep him on the roster til AFTER the deadline where he's eligible for a playoff roster spot....THEN waive his carcass
don't let him get what he wants.

I call it the marbury>jackson move

do it and you will have earned my respect

December 29, 2013  09:30 AM ET

As a Celtics fan...pass unless you get him on a trial for nothing. And if Ainge does maneuver to get him, he needs to throw several specialist doctors at Bynum, including a psychiatrist (not kidding). Make sure his knees have some ability to continue and maybe improve, as well as his back and not the least, his misfiring brain.

December 29, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Come on gilbert-man up and send him home, then keep him on the roster til AFTER the deadline where he's eligible for a playoff roster spot....THEN waive his carcassdon't let him get what he wants.I call it the marbury>jackson movedo it and you will have earned my respect

why would they do that? Cavs with or without Bynum would be eliminated in the first round if they do make the playoffs. By releasing him by January 7 they can save 6mill in cap space leaving them with a good significant amount of cap to sign a player in the offseason

December 29, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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why would they do that? Cavs with or without Bynum would be eliminated in the first round if they do make the playoffs. By releasing him by January 7 they can save 6mill in cap space leaving them with a good significant amount of cap to sign a player in the offseason

His contract is a team option.
He will be off the books anyway come July
The 6 mil savings would be for this season and who's coming at that cost to vault them into contending status?

December 29, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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His contract is a team option. He will be off the books anyway come July The 6 mil savings would be for this season and who's coming at that cost to vault them into contending status?

6 million plus the amount they have left over... think it should be enough to land LeBron

December 29, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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why would they do that? Cavs with or without Bynum would be eliminated in the first round if they do make the playoffs. By releasing him by January 7 they can save 6mill in cap space leaving them with a good significant amount of cap to sign a player in the offseason

they can release him in the offseason anyway

he is a trade asset in that- even over the summer- they can make a trade for him- and the team that gets him can cut him immediately and save a large amount of money on his salary

if the Bulls did a trade of Bynum and a 1st rounder for Deng they would save over 20 million this year alone according to Windhorst on salary and tax payments

December 29, 2013  10:18 AM ET

My guy feeling is that no one will trade for Bynum even to save the salary

the Cavs are about 2 million over the cap now apparently- so if they get rid of him- they will be about 4 million under the cap which leaves them some flexibility at the deadline to take back some other teams problem in order for an asset if they would like.

I dunno, it should be interesting to see...

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December 29, 2013  10:46 AM ET

At Least You Have Two Rings, Bro.

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December 29, 2013  10:57 AM ET
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they can release him in the offseason anywayhe is a trade asset in that- even over the summer- they can make a trade for him- and the team that gets him can cut him immediately and save a large amount of money on his salaryif the Bulls did a trade of Bynum and a 1st rounder for Deng they would save over 20 million this year alone according to Windhorst on salary and tax payments

LOL.

December 29, 2013  10:58 AM ET

I love the Cavs trading garbage to get a player like Deng.

Pretty funny.

December 29, 2013  11:14 AM ET

LMAO @ the Cadavaliers.

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December 29, 2013  11:38 AM ET
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Bynum broken again??? who would have ever guessed that would've happened??? not the sorry arse Cavaliers!!Lakers fans everywhere are Lmfao

um-
you signed kobe to a 48 mil deal.
not sure laughter is the proper thing to do-

more like you should be arm & arm with cav fans heading to the bar to get sloppy drunk

December 29, 2013  11:44 AM ET

Wow. Mark Cuban didn't mess up.

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